February

Peter Leone appointed to board of National Coalition of STD Directors

February 26, 2008 — Dr. Peter A. Leone, an expert on sexually transmitted diseases and an associate professor in the UNC schools of Medicine and Public Health, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD).

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Back by Popular Demand: 2008 UNC Mini-Medical School

February 25, 2008 — Ever wanted to learn how to perform a tracheotomy? Wish you could remove a bone spur? Well, while the latest installment of the UNC School of Medicine’s annual Mini-Medical School will not equip participants with that level of skill and knowledge, the three-part weekly series is designed to give lay audiences first hand experience with the science underlying the practice of modern medicine. Topics on the agenda this year include research and clinical perspectives on aging, GI reflux disease, stroke prevention and the many faces of dementia.

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UNC cancer center scientist awarded lung cancer research grant

February 19, 2008 — The National Lung Cancer Partnership has awarded Dr. Albert Baldwin, a researcher at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a two-year $100,000 LUNGevity Foundation Research Grant.

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Discovery of "overdrive" protein could broaden drug design options

February 12, 2008 — New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows for the first time that an important family of proteins known to function at the cell surface also functions at a site within the cell.

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Parents support ban on secondhand smoke in public places, higher cigarette taxes

February 12, 2008 — The results of an annual survey show that North Carolina parents support stepping up the state’s anti-smoking efforts, including higher cigarette taxes and no-smoking policies in public places frequented by youth.

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